• Director, Talent Partnerships - VidCon

    Location : CityStateForPosting Hollywood, CA
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  • About The Brand

    VidCon is the world's largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Their flagship show, VidCon US, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, welcoming 75,000 attendees and over 120 brand exhibitors. VidCon continued its global expansion last year, announcing the first-ever VidCon Asia Summit, which occurred December 2019, and VidCon Mexico, coming in 2020, adding to its roster of international events in Australia and London. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creators John and Hank Green (Vlogbrothers). VidCon is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    The Director of Talent Partnerships is responsible for leading the team tasked with initiating, developing, and extending the relationships between VidCon and the top online video creators, musicians, and traditional celebrities plus their teams of managers and agents.  The ideal candidate has deep connections in the online video communities in Los Angeles, New York and London with significant experience leading talent teams and managing digital native talent. A strong passion and love of all genres of online video and music with an understanding of the global talent landscape is a must!


    Specific Duties include:

    • Lead the talent and creator partnerships team, overseeing all talent relations aspects of all VidCon events including outreach, discovery, and hospitality
    • Guide VidCon’s international talent teams through building process, workflows, communication and developing talent process globally across VidCon
    • Build and maintain deep, strong, and mutually beneficial relationships with top online digital video creators and their agents and managers
    • Remain at the forefront of the digital and pop culture talent landscape, identifying new and upcoming talent that should be included in VidCon’s talent roster
    • Collaborate with the Programming and Content teams to identify talent and pitch new creators to be considered for events and digital content
    • Work closely with Viacom and Viacom Digital Studios talent departments to develop and coordinate talent process for on the ground activities and share insights and strategies to maximize talent asks across the company
    • Liaise with internal and third-party sales teams to secure and negotiate talent deals with brand partners and assist in overseeing the execution
    • Negotiate talent contracts for live shows and digital content
    • Oversee and direct all elements of event-based talent hospitality including bespoke white-glove travel and on-the-ground experiences for all talent; advocate for and on behalf of VIP talent relating to their VidCon guest experience
    • Travel to necessary VidCon events to assist the Guest Team with on-site talent management, and oversee talent management at VidCon in Anaheim and London
    • All other duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and education
    • Minimum 6 years working with creators and/or talent either at a talent agency, management company, MCN or similar
    • Minimum 2 years managing teams in a leadership position
    • Experience with talent contracts and brand deal negotiations
    • Hospitality, travel industry or music industry experience a plus
    • Events and booking experience highly desired
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proven ability to develop rapport and establish trust with creators, agents and managers
    • Strong technology experience, specifically with CRM software, Microsoft Office and Google Docs
    • 30% travel expected


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